- Sep 2, 2015
This little lady is about 4 months old and was attacked by a possum last night. I happened upon it when locking up and stopped it without knowing it was happening. She has a puncture wound on the back of her neck and a open hole under her right wing. The neck wound had fresh blood last night, but was not actively bleeding. The hole under the wing was to the muscle (it appeared) but not bleeding. She had blood in her feather by her eyes and the one that is swollen shut had some dirt and rock in it (1st pic). The other had dried blood feathers in it (2nd pic). I used hot compress and a syringe with water to loosen and clean that and put antiseptic on the other wounds. Her beak is also slightly misaligned now (hard to tell in the photos but 3rd pic). She survived all night, still no active bleeding, and I am using a syringe to make sure she is getting water. I am thinking I need antibiotics to help in case of infection and not sure what I should do for food. Of course, there could also be other injuries internal or such I cannot see, but I have hope that she will make it barring infection setting in. Advise me please as to what I should do. And I do also have her in the house so she is nice and warm and I can keep a very close eye on her. I know in the 2nd pic, her "good" eye, it looks shut as well, but she does open that one and the feathers are still dry and crunchy there so they keep creeping up and I keep wiping them down.